Connecting the Community
ELSA Alumni is the home for all those who want to stay connected to the people, spirit and values that shape ELSA.
We are the global community of former members of the European Law Students’ Association. Our aim is to keep the connections going between people who shared the ELSA experience and still share the ELSA spirit, values and vision. Building on our common past, we inspire each other to build a more just world together.
Proudly diverse, the ELSA Alumni network connects members of all backgrounds, ages and at all stages of their professional and personal development. We bring together CEOs, entrepreneurs, business leaders, academics, consultants, lawyers, judges, bankers, diplomats, civil servants and non-profit visionaries from around the world.
ELSA Alumni is a place to plug into a global network of effective contributors to society, business, academia, government and the law, to inspire and be inspired, and to expand your influence.
ELSA Alumni is a network with unique access to talent, career and business opportunities - built on the trust and shared mindset of our common ELSA experience. Since its foundation in 1981, ELSA has grown from 5 to more than 50.000 members; from a visionary idea into the world’s largest independent law students’ association. This incredible evolution has been made possible by 39 generations of young leaders and visionaries - each willing to put their lives on hold and to devote themselves to making the ELSA vision a reality. Today, these change makers are members of ELSA Alumni, and your community.
Make use of ELSA Alumni to:
- expand your network - connect to a diverse network of professionals and leaders across sectors.
- share business opportunities - find trusted partners and expand your activities.
- find jobs and recruit talent - use the job and trainee fair to further your development.
- grow through coaching - get support from leaders and help others grow and benefit from your insights.
- A platform to get your voice heard and your talent recognised.
ELSA Alumni is a platform for ethical leaders, visionaries and change makers to be of service and to make a tangible contribution to protecting and promoting a just world in which there is respect for human dignity and cultural diversity
Our leadership programme brings together, with purpose and passion, generations of diverse professionals from across Europe to create, model and sustain in their ordinary everyday lives the conditions for a just world.
Theme 2019-2024: The Rule of Law
"Wherever law ends, tyranny begins".
Eisenhower explains the problem well: “The clearest way to show what the rule of law means to us in everyday life is to recall what has happened when there is no rule of law”.
ELSA Alumni members have followed many different paths since their ELSA days, but they all started out as law students. Alumni of ELSA know that clear laws, publicly made and available; applicable to all and for the benefit of all, and impartially, independently adjudicated, form the architecture and backbone of a free, open and just world.
The rule of law is not broadly or clearly understood. So gradual dilution of it either goes unnoticed or is shrugged off as insignificant.
The leadership programme gives the ELSA Alumni community a vehicle to harness all of its diverse capabilities to create an accessible, engaging, friendly campaign to promote broadly a clear, fluent understanding of what the rule of law is, why it is important in our day to day lives, what freedom it sustains, how it is undermined or dissolved, and what happens without it. -
Raging against injustice is of limited value. Focusing on creating, facilitating and nurturing the conditions and structures which sustain freedom, equality and justice is one of the most efficient ways to achieve freedom, equality and justice.
Giving back to ELSA
ELSA Alumni proudly supports the vision, activities and talent of ELSA.
We passionately believe in the value of ELSA, the European Law Students' Association, the importance of its activities and the talent of its leadership. ELSA Alumni value the opportunity to listen, learn and be inspired by the new generation of ELSA Leaders.
Our members stand ready to invest time, energy and resources to support the advancement of ELSA, its vision and its talent. We do so through:
- Offering insights and support as speakers, trainers and coaches.
- Offering internships to ELSA members through the ELSA Student Trainee Exchange Programme (STEP).
- Scholarships that allow ELSA members to participate in key events and trainings
- Donations that allow ELSA to implement key projects and activities
- Active mentoring and transition management support to the ELSA leaders